The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia announced that worshippers who wish to perform prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque do not need to obtain a permit or make an appointment through the Eatmarna application.
According to the ministry, the permit is only required to pray at Rawdah Syarif or visit the prophet Muhammad’s grave. The only prerequisite to enter and perform prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque is showing immune health status on the Tawakkalna application.
They also added that the status listed on the Tawakalna application must be immune. This status is obtained by those vaccinated with two doses against the coronavirus, have recovered after being infected with the virus, or have taken one dose of the vaccine and are 14 days apart.
Previously, the Saudi government explained that the Eatmarna application was explicitly used to register pilgrims who wanted to perform Umrah after passing verification on the Tawakkalna application. The latest version of the Tawakkalna app has the latest features for permission to perform Umrah.
This collaboration between the Ministry and (Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority ) SDAIA is an implementation of the direction of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SDAIA, intending to increase digital transformation efforts to achieve the goals of Vision 2030.
In addition, it also aims to increase integration between government agencies, utilize the advanced technology to accommodate visitors and Umrah pilgrims, and facilitate their access to the Two Holy Mosques while following the Covid-19 prevention and spread measures.
Under this collaboration, the Tawakkalna app allows issuance of permits to perform Umrah, pray at the Grand Mosque, pray at Al-Rawdah Al-Sharifah, and visit the graves of the Prophet (saw) and his two companions.
The ministry asks users of the Tawakkalna app to update the app via Google Play, App Store and AppGallery, to take advantage of the app’s services and ensure that it functions efficiently and effectively.